Today, after the State Attorney’s Office announced it was charging Deputy Jorge Sobrino with one count of misdemeanor battery, Sheriff Gregory Tony immediately suspended him without pay. Until Deputy Sobrino’s criminal case is concluded, BSO’s Internal Affairs case remains open. Per Florida Statute 112.532(6)(a)2, the internal affairs administrative investigation is “tolled” or deferred until the criminal proceeding is resolved.
Statement released on May 15, 2019:
The internal affairs investigation into the actions of Deputy Jorge Sobrino, as a result of the incident that took place during an arrest on January 1, 2019, remains open. All the information obtained thus far was submitted to the State Attorney’s Office today, May 15, 2019, for review.
Statement released on April 24, 2019:
Our Division of Internal Affairs immediately opened a preliminary investigation after receiving a letter today from the Office of the Public Defender lodging a complaint about use of force during an arrest incident that occurred back on Jan. 1, 2019.
THIS REPORT BY:
Veda Coleman-Wright/Dir. of PIO